May 14, 2008

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Opening the U.S. to Open Skies

May 14, 2008
A new round of negotiations gets underway for the Open Skies agreement -- a comprehensive set of rules governing transatlantic air travel. The stakes are enormous, and European airlines are pushing for a bigger share of the airlines themselves. Stephen…

Frum: Rich getting squeezed, too

May 14, 2008
Even rich folks are feeling the economic slowdown -- there's foreclosures in the tony Hamptons, too. Commentator David Frum says the asset boom early this decade benefited a relative few, but the bust could hurt us all.

World watches China quake response

May 14, 2008
The images are devastating -- schools and hospitals flattened, survivors and bodies pulled from the rubble... Offers of aid and supplies have poured in from around the world. But John Dimsdale reports China's government seems intent on showing it…

Dupont invests in cellulosic ethanol

May 14, 2008
The U.S. chemicals giant announced a $140 million joint venture with a Danish company to produce ethanol from non-food sources. It could be a valuable fuel source, but don't expect corn prices to drop just yet. Sam Eaton reports for…

A cautionary tale of wine and avarice

May 14, 2008
In his new book "The Billionaire's Vinegar," Ben Wallace guides his readers into the shady, ultra-expensive world of vintage wines, where frauds expertly replicate rare bottles and "buyers beware" takes on a whole new meaning.

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A-Punk Vampire Weekend
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Pillow Capitol K